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and the fiscal cliff deal while making sure the rich pay more. jeff flock with union back protests at wal-mart stores and diana on the dirty little secret those unions are not changing wal-mart workers. first to rich and some in washington, d.c.. how unions trying to persuade democratso avoid spending cuts? >> with a significant lobbying effort on capitol hill and a new advertising campaign targeted at democratic and republican lawmakers in pesylvania, virginia and missouri. the basic message is don't touch entitlements in the fiscal cliff tops we're having on capitol hill. honesty and one of the union says elected officials from both parties need to listen to the will of the voters and focus on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening our economy by investing in jobs, not cuts. as for the effectiveness of this campaign one conservative says this type of pressure from unions is nothing new. >> the fact that they are publicly saying what they have been privately saying helps the american people understand where obama's in trend and comes from but nothing has changed. >> the issue is i
less conversation and more on the fiscal cliff. that is my "2 cents more," and that's it for tonight. thank you for joining us. have a great night. we'll see you here tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. more than 200-point swing in the stock market today, but at the end of the days of volatile session the dow jones industrial had a triple digits gain. anxious investors worldwide, however, have been selling stock on concerns about the impending peril of the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama for his part seems utterly unimpressed by market volatility and the consequences of failure to resolve the issues of tax hikes and spending cuts that go into affect the first of the year. as the markets were falling in the first hour of trading this morning, house speaker john maynard stood up and offered support to investors and leaders for the market. stocks stabilized and then began climbing on the speaker's expression of optimism that a deal is within reach. we will take all of that up and more here tonight with bedford open geyser ceo harvey eisen and republicans who have put tax
's how congress rolls. and now with just 36 days remaining to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, senators are coming back to work. the house returns tomorrow. the white house is working both sides of the beltway to maintain bush-era tax rates for the poor and middle class, while letting those lower rates expire for higher earners. this morning, the white house put out numbers claiming if we fall off the cliff, consumers will be spending less money next year. how much less, exactly? $200 billion in fiscal 2013 alone. that would be a huge, huge hit on retailers. now, tax hikes are the biggest part, but not the only part of the fiscal cliff. seeing it as a fiscal cliff, the new year will also bring more than $100 billion in spending cuts, if -- if congress and the president can't agree on some other course. all of this brings me to my friend, cnn's christine romans with details on the toll on consumer spending. we threw out the number, $200 billion. what does that mean? >> it comes straight from the white house, trying to ride the coat tails of black friday weekend when throwing around how m
investors no favors real acquainting them instead with the scary parts of the fiscal cliff story. the federal reserve chairman spooking investors saying that the bank would not have infinite ability to address the fallout from the failure to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial today losing seven points, s&p, nasdaq up fractionally. president obama returned to the white house after a three day trip to -- through southeast asia with stops in cambodia, thailand, and burma. the president takes part in a yearly presidential tradition. the parting of the national thanksgiving turkey in the rose garden. the prime minister of israel reiterating tonight that the cease-fire deal has been reached he told reporters that israel will take whatever action is necessary to defend its people but stated a diplomatic resolution would be preferred. joining as, fox is national-security analyst, former ambassador to the united nations. let me turn to you first. is it your sense that a deal has been reached between hamas and israel? >> because israel has accomplished th
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and if they don't like hit the brickings. >> do you think it is for the economy over all. we are in a fiscal cliff and rough waters here and now this to deal with? >> i think it could be bad for the economy. they have the merchandise and this is not going to affect thanksgiving shopping season and christmas most likely. but look at history. 1948 we had five million workers on strike and it crippled the economy. the taft hartley act brought back the boom. that is it breaking of the unions and created the boom that eisenhower had. if these union heads go forward. this could hurt the economy. >> tracey, you made the point about the retailers, it could hurt the consumer spending as well the economy needs that right now. and economist looking to the holiday shopping season to get big numbers out. >> cheril, i am a last minute shopper and i disagree that they have everything in for the season. stuff comes in down to the wire in so many small businesses if you don't have what i am looking for when i generally get out there, i am not buying it that hurts the over all economy. and look. at the unions what
-called fiscal cliff. >>> one of the most recognizable voices in hollywood lends his voice to a pro-same-sex marriage ad. >> freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union. now across our country, we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian americans. >> morgan freeman pointing out why he's behind what voters in three states did on election day. >>> and your $2 could be worth 425 million bucks. power ball reaching a new record. let's dream the dream together, shall we? shall we? "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with me on this monday morning. i'm carol costello. we begin with the so-called fiscal cliff. 36 days from the crisis. new signs of just how concerned lawmakers really are. more republican lawmakers now say they will work toward a compromise, even if they have to break a promise not to raise taxes. that promise, that pledge, the brain child of anti-tax activist grover norquist, a long-time power broker in the gop. but the vote faced its
act together on the fiscal cliff, taxes for the vast americans will go out. 90% of households in this country will pay higher taxes if the u.s. goes off that cliff. with low income families among the hardest hit. connell: charlie wrangle, congressman from new york, he is here in studio with us. >> we have to get a deal done. it would be irresponsible for congress to go forward. most people do not know that the break that they are getting is temporary. it expires december 31. do nothing and the rates automatically go up. what about the severe cuts that we will have in the budget. this is a nightmare that we created that never should have happened. now it is on the brink of happening. in my opinion, will it happen, no. we have the option to do something justice and responsible. that is kicked the whole thing off to next year. believe me, the country is facing such a terrible crisis. dagen: even if they broker a short-term deal, it goes for six months, what about the hope of overall tax reform? isn't that better to get a short-term deal and then do something more sweeping and per
as we get word of a major development here and talks over the so-called fiscal cliff. we'll have that in a moment. plus, ta-da, get your tickets out. tonight, the powerball jackpot hitting a record and this hour president obama getting ready to hold his first cabinet meeting since being re-elected. and keep in mind, some members of that cabinet, they will not be there for long. but first, the fiscal cliff battle here that landed in your lap today. president obama, even wants you to tweet about it. the president went full court press asking americans to pressure congress to keep middle class tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less. >> it is too important for washington to screw this up. now is the time for us to work on what we all agree to, which is let's keep middle class taxes low. tweet, use the hashag my2k or e-mail, post it on a member of congress' facebook wall, do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to repeat, i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. so -- >> the president wants republicans to
that would avoid that potentially devastating fiscal cliff that is looming over the u.s. economy right now. the president is meeting with small business owners at the white house today. he had a series of meetings with different business leaders over the last week. despite the warnings that the talks are stalling on capitol hill stuart varney joins me now, host of "varney & company" on fox business network. >> good morning, martha. bill:. martha: what are you hearing how this is going? >> it is impasse basically. the republicans said yesterday they accommodated the democrats they will agree to get more money from wealthy people from higher taxes but mitch mcconnell, senate republican leader, he says there has been no similar compromise from the democrats or the president. he says they are still holding out for higher tax rates on the rich and he says the radical left is prescenting the democrats and president and agreeing to serious reform from medicare. martha, i have to tell you. i got new numbers from medicare, from trustees, actually. medicare has to pay out in the future $42 trillion.
return to capitol hill tomorrow to try to work on a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff you've heard about a time or two. >> clayton: yeah, peter doocy live in washington this morning with the latest on where these negotiations stand and we can expect, i guess, tomorrow, peter, they get back to work after thanksgiving? >> reporter: that's right, clayton, so far just one meeting we know about the small, but bipartisan group of lawmakers trying to speteer the country away from the fiscal cliff and represent their parties. right after the bat after the first meeting speaker boehner told us he's ready to agree to new revenue in a deal, but the deal needs to be balanced. >> to show to your seriousness we've put revenue on the table, as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. and while we're going to continue that revenue on the table. it's going to be incumbent for my colleagues to show the american people that we're serious about cutting spending and solving our fiscal dilemma. >> democrats, obviously, control the white house and the senate, but they still need the republican-le
have an admiral pass in my pocket. who is with me. meanwhile, we have a fiscal cliff to climb. her meetings with senators mccain and graham and ayotte created more questions than answers. ambassador susan rice taking her case to two more republicans today. peter doocy has more. >> you are right, brian. ambassador rice will meet with susan collins from maine and bob corker from tennessee . ahead of his meeting that what worries him most about ambassador rice she may be more concerned about delivering the party line than pressuring the administration when it might be off base. three other republican senators met with the embattled ambassador and that meeting did little to quiet their harsh criticism of her job performance. >> i am more concerned than i was before that the 15th of september explan of how four americans died in benghazi, libya. >> why she wouldn't have asked i am the person who doesn't know about this and going on every show. it is not only the talking points unclassified but part of her responsibility as the ambassador . united nations she reviewed more than that. >>
. they are at the heart of the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. democrats want to raise them for the wealthy. republicans say no. >> now one leading republican may be breaking ranks. georgia senator saxby chambliss now says a no tax pledge signed by most republicans is standing in the way of getting a deal done. >> times have changed significantly. i care more about this country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. i think we owe the debt and we've got figure out a way to pay it. >> specifically, chambliss was talking about grover norquist and his group americans for tax reform. they put out that no tax pledge. norquist talked about it on cnn's situation room". >> the commitment he made to the people of georgia was not to me. it was a written commitment to the people of georgia that he would go to washington to reduce government spending and reform government, not raise taxes. if he wants to change his mind and become a tax increaser, so we don't have to reform government, he needs to have that conversation with the people of georgia. >> there are 38 days left till we reach the fiscal cliff
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, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >>> coming up, raw politics. the fiscal cliff debate shifts to campaign style tactics. the president planning to hit the road to tout his tax plan. i will speak with lobbyist grover norquist and senator dick durbin about what hangs in the balance next. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowin
not going to happen. when you wake up tomorrow, you will be facing like everybody else the fiscal cliff. you can have your dessert in a second but first here is your main course. ready? remember this guy? i know you do. it's only been three weeks since he came in second in a bitterly fought hugely expensive national election. dan lothian is at the white house right now where that man is about to meet the man who did win the election, the president, and this is of course, dan, not exactly how mitt romney was hoping to walk through the doors of the white house, is it? >> reporter: no, not at all. i mean, i think he would have loved to have had it be the other way around where he is the president inviting former president obama to come here. no, the two will be sitting down here at the white house tomorrow having a private lunch in the private dining room. there will be no press coverage but we hope that perhaps there will abphoto. remember back on election night the president talked about looking forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about ways to move the country forward. this
board room a lot of hammering over the fiscal cliff. some 35 days away now. business leaders are calling for action. listen to this plea from the group the business round table. >> america's ceos have a message for washington. >> top priority for us is to advance policies that will get the u.s. economy growing again. >> the country has to have a higher rate of growth. that begins with addressing the fiscal cliff issue. >> so, bipartisan bottom line, right? not quite. you see those business leaders have a vested interest in which spending should be cut and which loopholes closed. and let's just say what's old is new again. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange with a closer look. put this in language we can understand as people who are not ceos. >> many of these high-level ceos, carol, are part of this movement, this campaign to fix the debt we've been hearing so much about. this includes some of the biggest heads of business that are out there. and some have been more outspoken than others when it comes to what needs to get done to get a handle on the deficit. it also has a lot
he speaks russian. >> steve: and talking about the fiscal cliff. the private talks are accelerating. and the president of the united states called mr. boehner and mr. reid over the weekend. it looks like the president is going to continue the push and meet with the ceo's tomorrow. they upon meet with irskin bowles. he was the co-chair of simpson-bowles commission . mr. bowles had a great plan. he is a democrat, that offered up 800 billion in new revenue and overhaul the tax system and changes to medicare and that's why the republicans are asking the democrats to come in and explain your deal. this plan was hatched in 2010 and everyone walked away from it and now they call bowles back up? it is late. this is what the american people are upset about. nothing gets done. >> steve: we are a month from the cliff. >> gretchen: we could have avoided the cliff if they used the plan as a starting point. americans are upset nothing gets done. >> brian: norquist is the bad guy. you should walk away from grover norquest. he said you have enough money on capitol hill and stop asking us . he's bee
off this fiscal cliff. what do both sides need to do to come to a compromise? didi, i'll start with you. >> well, actually, heather, here we are again. it feels like groundhog day because we have the government shutdown, fiscal cliff. i mean, washington, d.c. is such a mess, and it's really too bad that we didn't have more change from the election. so what i'm hoping is that president obama will be more of a president and less of a candidate, because he's the mac daddy candidate, there's no doubt about it. this is the guy who can campaign. but he's not governed. he's not led as president. so i'm very hopeful that the new year would bring that. and i'd also like to see new leadership in the republican party. i think john boehner needs to go. i think it needs to be a kevin mccarthy as well as in the senate. you know, we need new leadership. marco rubio would be a great senate minority leader, and it's bold, but we need the change in washington d.c. heather: but in the meantime, we have what we have right now, we are just a matter of weeks away, so what do you think they need to d
to the fiscal cliff deadline what charities say could happen to them. >> and a live look outside, 880 in oakland. highway patrol responding to a crash near the 980. >>> also a situation we have been following in marin, all lanes of 101 southbound back especially after a hit and run crash. orq . >>> good morning to you. welcome back on this saturday morning. sun, just glistening off the water. clear, calm conditions, little bit of patchy fog this morning. >> federal investigators looking in to the cause of a plane crash that killed a pilot in the sierra foothills. that plane went down about -- just after noon, about four miles from the community. the pilot was the only person on board and his name hasn't been released. >>> arson ruled out in a power plant fire. the fire at was put out yesterday earlier than first expected. it's less than firefighters first thought. the power plant supplies power to pumps used by major water delivery systems. >> forecasters predict more flooding throughout the united kingdom. places hardest hit include southwest england. one man if died when rushing w
recession. >> absolutely. so the fiscal cliff is a contraction in the government imposed into the economy of 45% of gdp. on the first order that will hit and reduce economic growth from 2 percent down some-1,-2 very easily. lou: in your judgment would be helpful, profoundly helpful for congress and this president to agree that there will leave everything, create a status quo for negotiations on a reform of the tax code that would take place over the course of six to nine months next year and hold in abeyance any changes just simply stopping, for the first time in some time ever, congress and our president actually think through public policy. >> absolutely. tax-cut reform on the one hand, and salomon reform on the other. if congress and the president move in that direction it would be a very, very positive signal that the political process is actually functioning. lou: a real quickly, we're out of time. some symbols, reasonable template. >> i think it is. lou: thank you for being here. president obama's reelection reigniting the debate about illegal immigration. what a republican ship on
. >> he's a great cook. >> so we're heading towards this fiscal cliff. we keep on hearing about it. there are three scenarios that you're concerned about. >> right. we should point out. automatic tax increases, massive budget cuts. but they don't reach a budget. >> you have three different scaries where if they come to an agreement, we could still come to the cliff. number one, a republican surrender of the bush tax cuts. >> i think that's probably what's going to happen to create a deal. everything i hear coming out of there is that they're willing to give on revenues. you look at polls and a lot of this political. economically, they shouldn't do anything. they should not raise that upper number. why? because it hits small businesses. but the president and democrats are good at demagoguing this. polls say 97% of small businesses aren't affected. that's bologna. if you take in consultants, individuals who consider themselves filers of small business. if you look at small businesses that create jobs, these tax increases hit them dramatically. but the polls are against them. i think
's working because she may be facing a spike in taxes in the new year. the so called fiscal cliff. about half of the small businesses pay taxes at a 35% rate. so without a tax deal, rates could spike to 42% n addition she is postponing orders for bring merchandise. >> we've had to small a bunch of stouf make sure it's going to be okay for next season. >> did that hurt you?. >> absolutely. bigger stores able to carry out the lines you know they get them earlier than we do. we follow them out so, long. >> small business owners worried whether they'll northbound business next year. this is one of them. >> you don't want to lose it all after 30 years in business. that would be a terrible thing. there is a lot of small business owners are single. >> small business owners feeling the squeeze of deep discounting by large national chains that set up shop on main streets once domain on small business. >> everyone talking about black friday and about 50, 60% of. you can't compete. >> i cannot do that. people want to stay away from malls. they don't want any part of it. that is what saved me. >> wlak fr
a way to avoid that so called fiscal cliff that could raise your taxes and throw the economy back into recession. kristen welker is in our washington bureau. good morning. >> reporter: president obama is also facing a number of challenges overseas, as you say, from the unrest in the middle east to the continuing fallout over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. but the fiscal cliff looms large. president obama returning from a post-thanksgiving round of golf, but off the links, the clock is ticking. lawmakers need to hammer out a deal to prevent the so called fiscal cliff. deep spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect next year. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: after a meeting at the white house last week, congressional leaders struck a rare tone of bipartisanship. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> we feel very comfortable with each other. >> reporter: but a major sticking point remains -- taxes. president obama wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. many repu
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the table to avoid that fiscal cliff, including obamacare. automatic cuts will start january 2nd if an agreement isn't reached. he said in an op-ed, we can't afford it. and we can't afford it to leave it intact. that's why i've been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation's massive debt challenge. >>> a special election following jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his letter of resignation to john boehner yesterday. in that letter, though, for the first time -- thi
the fiscal cliff. we are updated as lawmakers return to washington this week from their holiday break. >> reporter: after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday,. >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: congressional leaders expressed optimism to reaching more in tax increases and that is to take effect next year. >> constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's physical problem. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: they have been working behind the scenes to find common ground. the sticking points how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it is not yet clear when the lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week. a final deal can be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline. i would be pleasantly surprised to see it, a deal emerge earlier than the end of the year. but we will see. >>> that was athena jones r
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with one big issue staring them in the face. how to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff? if they do not reach a deal your taxes could rise and sharp spending cuts would go into effect as well possibly triggering a recession. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> the goal here is to get a deal that reduces the deficit, and the battle lines have been pretty clear right now. the president campaigned rolling back the tax breaks for the highest earnings and republicans argued spending cuts are the way to get the deficit under control. are we starting to see a softening of those positions on both sides? >> reporter: here's what there's agreement on. both sides, both parties agree that the wealthiest have to pay more, and the question now and the sticking point at this stage is how do you go about making the wealthiest pay more? do you do it by raising the tax rates? that's what president obama wants to do. wants to raise the tax freights 35% where they are now up to where they were during the c
poll said tax increases should be part of the fiscal cliff solution. add that to the election results and the exit poll results. how much do all those numbers change the political equation for the gop right now? >> it's hard to say definitively, wolf. it changes the equation a little bit. what's more interesting and what you hear from senator corker and the rest is this sort of see mantic question, not arithmetic but semantics. it's the question of when is the tax increase not really a tax increase? if you don't raise the top rate as you talked to the senator about before, but you do cap deductions for the wealthy? does that count as a tax increase? in my book it does count as a tax increase, but would republicans then be able to say, well, we didn't raise the top rate? so i think what we see going on right now, wolf, is a lot of theatrics. you see some republicans in the senate, and i would argue that the house republicans are the ones we really need to hear from, because they're the most dug in on the tax question. you hear some republicans kind of saying, you know, that's a pledge
at the numbers in the economic realm. drought fueled by uncertainty over the approaching fiscal cliff and tax increases. the jobs report shows the number of people filing for an employment fell to 410,000. the labor department says those numbers are still skewed because of superstorm sandy. the four-week average was a less volatile measure rose to 10,000. and hostess heads to bankruptcy court unable to reach an agreement with the bakers union. last week the company closed its plans after 42 years. some 18,000 plus people will likely lose their jobs. word of the impending liquidation caused a run on hostess products. another union action that could affect you is planned black friday protests. wal-mart filed a complaint with the national relations boards and picketers are mostly union representatives who are trying to force changes in pressure workers and get unionization where they have failed thus far. the liberal group has sent out hundreds of e-mails encouraging people who have nothing to do with wal-mart stage a protest outside the stores. you know, stores across the country. but the labor
can falling off the fiscal cliff. president obama seems reluctant. >> it is difficult to see how you make up trillion just by closing loop holes and deductions. the math tends not to work. >> when it comes to taxes, republicans and democrats agree that the current federal tax code is broken and both sides recognize the importance of closing aggregious tax loop hole that is pick winners and losers. tax reform that eliminates tax wasteful preferences to generate revenue will bring efficienciy to the tax system. >> brian: who has the right approach. james freeman. james, i like deadlines and. >> it makes the mind. >> brian: find a cure. president wants to raise upward 35 to 39 percent and republicans say cap the deductions is better? >> clearly if you could simplify the tax code and get rid of deductions without raising rates on investment in particular that is the least economically detructive way to get more money. >> brian: if you cap at $50,000. and you make two million and you choose what you write off and you cap it and get close to a trilionn in savings over 10 years. >> the math
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